Solid Power

CU Boulder spinout Solid Power is building a better battery for consumers and the climate

April 24, 2023

In taking its technology from the lab to the streets, Solid Power is changing how electric vehicles run with less expensive, more efficient and safer battery technology.

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New external collaborations highlight $1.4 million in Research & Innovation Seed Grants

April 23, 2023

The program and projects signify an investment in the future research and scholarly or artistic vitality of the university. Two of the awardees include professors in mechanical engineering.

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Bruns lands prestigious NSF CAREER research award to usher in next generation of “smart" tattoos

April 3, 2023

Assistant Professor Carson Bruns' research investigates how the art of tattooing can incorporate the latest advances in nanotechnology to improve human health.

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Engineering’s Shelly Miller to deliver Distinguished Research Lecture on April 20

March 24, 2023

Miller was recently honored with a 2022 Distinguished Research Lectureship – one of the highest awards bestowed upon a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder by their peers. It honors a faculty member who has been with CU Boulder for at least five years and is widely recognized for a distinguished body of academic or creative achievement and prominence, as well as contributions to the educational and service missions of the university.

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Cui earns CAREER Award for research in nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology

March 16, 2023

Assistant Professor Longji Cui's research will improve the next generation of nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology.


New ‘gym-on-a-chip’ for worms may lead to new Parkinson’s treatments

March 3, 2023

A team of biologists and engineers at CU Boulder recently led an exercise class for tiny worms—and their findings could one day help doctors treat humans with Parkinson’s disease and similar illnesses.


Professor Corey Neu describes how mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells' DNA

Feb. 20, 2023

Mechanical forces can reorganize the genetic material inside the nucleus of heart cells and affect how they develop and function. Better understanding of how cells claim and maintain their identities may help advance treatments to repair heart damage from cardiovascular disease and create new prosthetic tissues.

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Recent PhD graduate Omar Nawaz helps explain the health benefits of going net zero

Feb. 17, 2023

Fossil fuel combustion produces greenhouse gases that heat the planet, but it also emits air pollutants that harm human health. Fine particulate matter and ozone, for example, have been linked to fatal lung and heart issues. A recent study coauthored by Professor Daven Haze and recent PhD graduate Omar Nawaz adds to the growing body of research that shows that when countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the associated improvements in air quality could save countless lives.

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Calve, Ferguson advance research on mechanisms leading to tissue degradation

Feb. 13, 2023

Calve, Ferguson have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research they hope will help inform regenerative therapies to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma or congenital issues.

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Professor Robert MacCurdy interviewed on podcast "Our Future in Space"

Feb. 6, 2023

Professor Robert MacCurdy featured on podcast "Our Future in Space," produced by Orbital Assembly Corporation, and talks the future of robotics and what impact they’ll have on our capabilities in Space.